About Aptive Environmental Pest Control
Household and garden pests annoy homeowners every year as they scavenge for crumbs, bite through pantry containers, and hide in garages and attics. Fortunately, Aptive Environmental is ready to solve even the most serious pest problems in the Salt Lake City and Provo areas.
About Aptive Environmental Pest Control (Cont'd)
Our professionals control pests using the most effective eco-friendly products and techniques that limit health risks for your family and the environment. Don’t take on pests by yourself. Let Aptive Environmental protect your home so that you can start living worry-free.
How Aptive Environmental Helps Businesses in the Salt Lake City Area
Aptive service is designed specifically for your business, whether your company is in retail, manufacturing, property management or more than a dozen other industries.
We use responsible treatment methods to control pests without disrupting your productivity.
Year-round protection and on-call pest experts make Aptive the best choice for your business.
Tips for Keeping Pests Out of Your Home
The primary draw for pests to enter your home is food. You can help avoid attracting bugs by practicing good cleaning habits. Wash dishes and sweep the floors regularly so rodents and insects don’t find crumbs to eat. Keep pantry pests out by sealing food tightly in glass or metal containers. And don’t let garbage bags sit once they’re full; they can attract mice and other unwanted pests.
Composting for Homes in Salt Lake City, Utah
Composting has become a popular way to dispose of organic materials. Since 30% of all waste produced by U.S. households is organic, composting is a great way to reduce waste and help the environment.1 However, the smell of food scraps can bring hungry pests to your garden or yard. Follow these tips to prevent your compost bin from attracting pests: ...
Composting for Homes in Salt Lake City, Utah (Cont'd)
Surround your bin with obstacles, such as rocks or wire, so pests can’t get into it easily. Cover the waste inside with a layer of dirt or dry leaves and sticks to partially mask the smell. Rats don’t like when their food is disturbed, so stirring the mix can help deter them. If you’re not using a bin, bury the compost pile at least 8” in the ground so it’s inaccessible.
Are Some Pests Actually Helpful?
Yes!—to an extent. Pill bugs and slugs are two examples of helpful pests. As they move around your compost pile or garden soil, they aerate it, increasing the oxygen flow and boosting chemical reactions. They also produce natural fertilizer.
Are Some Pests Actually Helpful? (Cont'd)
These are great side effects of having pests, at least until they move onto your other garden plants or into your home. Once this starts to occur, an infestation might not be far off. Call an Aptive professional right away to discuss custom pest control plans for your home.
Spring Pests Active Around Salt Lake City
When the weather warms up in the spring, lots of pests return from a period of decreased activity in the winter. Ants, especially, move their colonies back outside to sidewalks and yards, though scorpions become active in the warmer weather, too.
Summer Pests Active Around Salt Lake City
Summer is generally pest season. Cockroaches search for food inside and outside. Scorpions are more active during the cooler nights. Earwigs feed on damp tree leaves while stinging insects, including bees and wasps, head for the flowers and find roofs to build nests on.
Fall Pests Active Around Salt Lake City
In the fall, rodents such as mice and rats begin trying to enter homes to find shelter for the winter. Spiders will also look for places in garages, attics or other indoor locations to wait out the cooler months.
Winter Pests Active Around Salt Lake City
Winter, even a mild one, brings pests inside through any small cracks or open doors they can find. Rodents, spiders and cockroaches all remain somewhat active if they build shelters in your home. Pantry pests such as Indian meal moths and grain beetles also remain active, feeding on loosely stored food items.